|Childhood Matters: Secondhand Drinking - December 13, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
When a parent is an alcoholic or abuses alcohol, there are serious consequences for children of all ages. Both during the holidays and throughout the year, alcohol abuse is encouraged by social events, advertising, other media, and a need for stress-relief. Nurse Rona and guests address this serious issue whose wide-ranging social effects transcend socioeconomic boundaries. Guests: Lisa Frederikson, author of If You Loved Me, You'd Stop!: What You Really Need to Know When Your Loved One Drinks T...
|Childhood Matters: Rona's Book Club: The Happiest Toddler on the Block (DVD) - April 20, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Toddlers grow and change with each day, in wonderful and sometimes challenging ways. As the parent or caretaker of toddlers, find out ways to calm outbursts and encourage healthy and happy development. Rona's Book Club discusses the DVD The Happiest Toddler on the Block with its creator, pediatrician and child development expert Dr. Harvey Karp, and Sadhna Gupta, Coordinator of Instructional Support with the Santa Clara County Office of Education Parkway Child Development Program.
|Childhood Matters: Academic Stress in the Preteen Years - March 30, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
During the preteen years, ages 9 to 13, children experience numerous changes and transitions including the move from elementary to middle school. What can parents and teachers do to help preteens succeed in school with confidence and minimal stress? Guests: Denise Pope, PhD, Founder and Director of SOS: Stressed Out Students at Stanford University and author of “Doing School”: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students, Damion McNeil, History Te...
|Childhood Matters: When Baby Sleeps, Everyone’s Happy - September 21, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Regular, sound sleep from infancy onward allows for the healthy development and overall well being of children. When babies and young children have trouble sleeping, the whole family is affected. Many tired parents are confused about how to help their child self-soothe and sleep soundly. Join Rona and guest, Karen Pollak, Perinatal Educator and founder of www.babies2sleep.com, and Noelle Corchran, PsyD, sleep specialist and co-founder of Symbio, as they offer ideas for understanding sleep patter...
|Childhood Matters: Preemie Primer: A Complete Guide for Parents of Premature Babies from Birth to the Toddler Years and Beyond — September 5, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
Each year approximately five hundred thousand babies are born prematurely in the United States. Preemies come with a special set of needs and concerns, including physical health challenges, developmental delays, and complex decisions for parents to make. Join Nurse Rona and guests for a discussion about caring for the child in your life while also taking care of your emotional health. • Alison Brooks, RNC, MS, the clinical nurse specialist in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit at Alta Bates Summi...
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|Childhood Matters: Asthma and Children: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention - March 23, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Asthma affects over six million children in the United States, and the majority develop symptoms before the age of five. What factors contribute to the onset of asthma, and what can parents and teachers do to respond to and reduce asthmatic symptoms? Guests: Michael Cabana, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of General Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and Rose Qabazard, RN, Asthma Nurse Specialist for Oakland Unified School District.
|Childhood Matters: Rona's Bookclub - Last Child in the Woods - January 28, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Spending time outdoors and in nature is essential for healthy child development and for the physical and emotional health of children and adults. Rona's Bookclub discusses the book Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder. Guests: Richard Louv, author and chairman of the Children and Nature Network, and Diane Gordon, Director of Children and Nature Programs for Hooked On Nature.
|Childhood Matters: Behavioral Issues: Biting, Tantrums, and More! Difficult Child Behaviors - May 23, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Difficult Child Behaviors Tantrums and other forms of angry outburst are normal for younger children, but many parents struggle with what to do. Guests: Patty Wipfler, Founder and Director of Parents Leadership Institute which helps parents acquire the skills to build and rebuild close connections with their children. Nancy Atkinson, MFT is the Clinical Director and CEO of the YWCA of Contra Costa County.
|Childhood Matters: Music and Dance in Children's Lives - April 6, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Exposing young children to music and dance can help them learn to express themselves, communicate their feelings, interact with the world, and have fun. Guests: Asheba Wilson, musical storyteller, and Crystal Baik, co-coordinator of the Moving Parents and Children Together (MPACT) Program at Luna Kids Dance.
|Childhood Matters: The Effects of Domestic Violence on the Family - March 16, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Domestic violence impacts the lives of everyone in the family, and can be especially devastating to children. Adults need help to break the cycle of violence and children need support to heal from its effects. Guests: Devorah Levine, JD, Coordinator of Zero Tolerance for Domestic Violence, and Debra Milinsky, LCSW, Clinical Social Worker with Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center.
|Childhood Matters: Early Childhood Literacy - August 29, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Did you know that you could get your children on the road to reading simply by reading aloud to them every day? Tune in as Rona and her guests discuss wonderful ways to help your child fall in love with learning. Guests: Janell Flores, Director of San Francisco's Raising a Reader program, and Hildegarde Ayer, Executive Director of the Lee Pesky Learning Center and co-author of the new book Every Child Ready to Read.
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|Heinz Ketchup Creativity Contest - Childhood Matters|
Producer Felsha Zuschlag speaks with iconic pop artist Burton Morris about the Heinz Ketchup creativity contest open to students in grades K - 12. Entries will be accepted until March 4, 2011. To learn more and submit your art, visit www.ketchupcreativity.com
|Childhood Matters: Talking to Your Kids About Race and Diversity - November 20, 2005 - Childhood Matters|
How do children see color and race and how can parents and teachers foster a positive environment that embraces all races and cultures? Guests: Marguerite Wright, M.D., Senior Clinical and Research Psychologist for the Center for the Vulnerable Child at Children's Hospital & Research Center in Oakland and author of I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla, and Harriet MacLean, Ed. D., principal of Walter T. Helms Middle School in San Pablo.
|Childhood Matters: Domestic Violence Hurts Children, Too - May 30, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
The experience of witnessing violence at a young age has life-long developmental implications. Guests: Dr. Marguerite Wright, senior clinical and research psychologist at Children's Hospital in Oakland, and author of I'm Chocolate, You're Vanilla: Raising Healthy Black and Biracial Children in a Race-Conscious World. Alan Fox, Director of the Safe Start Project, San Francisco Department of Children, Youth, and Their Families.
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|Childhood Matters: Preteen Struggles - From Eating Disorders to Being Overweight - February 25, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
During the preteen years, ages 9 to 13, children experience many physical and emotional changes. These transitions can be difficult and can put kids at risk for emotional distress and problems with disordered eating or weight gain. Guests: Pamela Carlton, MD, physician in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine and co-author of Take Charge of Your Child's Eating Disorder, and Katherine Watson, PsyD, clinical psychologist at Kaiser Oakland Medical Center.
|Childhood Matters: The Preteen Years: Growing and Changing - November 19, 2006 - Childhood Matters|
During the preteen years, ages 9 to 13, children experience a lot of change: their bodies change with puberty and their emotional and physical needs change with their development. Guests: Charles Wibbelsman, MD, Chief of Adolescent Medicine for Kaiser Permanente San Francisco, and Melani Hiles, Assistant Principal at Bret Harte Middle School in San Jose.
|Childhood Matters: The Importance of Play - October 28, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Creative play is essential to a child's development. Despite the benefits of play, increased attention to academics, enrichment activities, hurried lifestyles, and child targeted media have resulted in the decline of unstructured play. Guests: Susan Linn, EdD, co-founder of the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and author of the forthcoming The Case for Make-Believe, and Gina Moreland, Executive Director of Habitot Children’s Museum.
|Childhood Matters: Talking about Sex and Preventing Teen Pregnancy - September 21, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Join Rona and her guests for a candid discussion about teens, sex, peer pressure, and the rise in sexual activity among teens in our communities. Guests: Margaret A. Madams, Director of Community Services and Education for Napa and Contra Costa counties, Planned Parenthood: Shasta-Diablo. Verna Springer is the Project Director for Teen Pregnancy Prevention with the Bay Area Community Resources (BACR).
|Childhood Matters: Toilet Training at Home and School - October 17, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Get the scoop about poop and potty training. Rona and her guests Dr. T. Berry Brazelton, author of Toilet Training: The Brazelton Way, Meg Zweiback, Parents' Press columnist and author of Keys to Toilet Training and Belle Ross, award-winning director of Ross Learning Care in Pleasant Hill, discuss the toilet training process.
|February 8, 2009: Nurse Rona's Community Forum - Childhood Matters|
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Erin Freschi, School Readiness Coordinator of First 5 Alameda County, on getting ready for kindergarten. http://www.ackids.org/ Finding Family Friendly Events in the Bay Area: • Andy Krakov, Senior Director of Public Information at Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, on kidscal.org...
|Childhood Matters: Summertime Safety Tips - July 06, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Safety is a concern in the water, riding bikes, and everywhere your children play. Guests: Nancy Baer, Manager of Injury Prevention Programs, Contra Costa Health Services. Joseph Browne, MD, MPH, a Pediatrician at Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center.
|Childood Matters: POS Interview: Your Preteen's Desire for Independence - Childhood Matters|
|Childhood Matters: Discipline with Understanding - February 23, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
How do we teach children with love and setting limits? How can we correct misbehavior and offer guidance? Guests: Marguerite Wright, senior clinical and research psychologist at Children's Hospital in Oakland. Patty Wipfler teaches basic listening and leadership principles to parents. Contact her at the Parents Leadership Institute.
|February 1, 2009: Nurse Rona's Community Forum - Childhood Matters|
Nurse Rona's Community Forum airs Sundays from 6 to 6:30 AM on 98.1 KISS-FM. Take Five for First 5 with Ruth Rodriguez, Director of the Monument First 5 Community Center in Concord: http://www.monumentcommunity.org The Joy of Reading: • Sharon Levin, mother and children's book reviewer, and Elisa Kleven, children's book author and illustrator, on the upcoming Children's Book Festival at Orion School in Redwood City: http://www.orionschool.org Having Fun Being Active: • Bill Van Ark, program ...
|Childhood Matters: Fathers Connecting with their Kids - May 7, 2006 - Childhood Matters|
Fathers are involved in their children's lives to differing degrees, and the relationships they have with their families affect the well-being of their children. There are stay-at-home dads, working dads, and fathers who are separated from their kids through divorce or other circumstances. Guests: Will Glennon, author of The Collected Wisdom of Fathers: Creating a Loving Bond that Lasts a Lifetime, and Patrisha Scott, Coordinator of The Reclaiming Fatherhood program with the San Mateo County Hea...
|Childhood Matters: Keeping Your Family Healthy Using Conventional and Alternative Medicine - November 11, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Parents want to do all they can to protect their children from getting sick. Learn about some conventional and alternative ways to prevent and treat illness and help your family stay healthy and strong throughout the year. Guests: Dr. John Mark, Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital and co-author of Own Your Health: Your Sick Child, and Dr. Nadine Burke, Pediatrician with California Pacific Medical Center and Medical Director of the Bayview Child Health...
|Childhood Matters: Keeping Kids Safe and Healthy — October 31, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
If your child goes out trick-or-treating how much candy do you let them eat? At what age can they go by themselves? Do you allow your kids to sleep over at a friend’s house? If so, what questions do you ask ahead of time? From babysitters to relatives and neighbors, we often have other people care for our kids. Join Nurse Rona and guests to talk about how to maximize your child’s safety and good health...
|Childhood Matters: The Importance of the First 5 Years - December 9, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
In 1998, First 5 California and 58 County Commissions were developed throughout the state to work towards improving the lives of children ages 0-5 years old. First 5's programs are designed to ensure that more children are healthy at birth and beyond, are raised in nurturing homes, and are offered the social, emotional, and academic tools to succeed in school. Guests: Mark Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of First 5 Alameda County, Sean Casey, Executive Director of First 5 Contra Costa, Laurel ...
|Childhood Matters: The Role of Fathers in the Lives of Children - November 18, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
The role fathers play in their children's lives varies with each family. Whether a dad lives with a child full time or is a noncustodial parent, the connection between father and child affects that child's well-being. Guests: Jim Rossi, Executive Director of the Foundation of Family Values, and James Ricks, Support Group Leader with Family Resource Network.
|Childhood Matters: Rona's Book Club - Momfulness by Denise Roy - Childhood Matters|
Being a mother is a full-time job, whether you're carpooling or playing, trying to get your kids to bed or celebrating their achievements. Rona's Book Club discusses the art of mothering with Denise Roy, LMFT, author of the book Momfulness: Mothering with Mindfulness, Compassion, and Grace, and Jenee Johnson, Program Manager of the Black Infant Health Improvement Project.
|Childhood Matters: Less Yelling and More Joy with Your Parenting Partner - December 16, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
The stress of being a parent can lead to fights with your partner about money, chores, or the kids. Taking care of your relationship is important to the well-being of your family. Join Rona and guests, Joshua Coleman, PhD, parenting and relationship expert and author of The Marriage Makeover, and Rona's husband, Mick Renner, PhD, as they offer ideas for creating a healthy and happy environment for your family and give you tips for making-up after a fight.
|Childhood Matters: Creative, Simple, and Healthy Ideas for Cooking and Eating With Your Family - November 25, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Holiday celebrations usually include food, from cookies to roast turkeys, pumpkin pies to green bean casseroles. We can do a lot to ensure that our families are eating well and enjoying the food they eat, from simple creative recipes to ideas on how to include children in the preparation of food. Guests: Ken Harris, Executive Chef and Co-Founder of Chefables, and Dorothy Whittenburg, personal chef and caterer (www.blissfulkitchen.com).
|Childhood Matters: Where Do Babies Come From? - May 6, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
How do you respond when your young child asks where babies come from? What's the best way to talk to kids of all ages about sex? Guests: Robie Harris, author of It's Not the Stork, and Margaret Madams, Regional Director of Community Services and Education for Butte, Contra Costa and Napa Counties, Planned Parenthood: Shasta-Diablo.
|Childhood Matters: Growing Up WIth Autism - April 22, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Autism affects a growing number of children and families in our communities. How does an autistic child experience the world and what are the challenges that families affected by autism face? Guests: Kamran Nazeer, author of Send In The Idiots: Stories from the Other Side of Autism, and Karen Kaplan, speech and language therapist and Executive Director of Oak Hill School.
|Childhood Matters: Family Goals for the Coming Year - December 30, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
The end of the year presents parents with the opportunity to reflect on their hopes for their family's future. Join Rona and guest, Niinana Kweku, Manager of Male Services at Brighter Beginnings (formerly The Perinatal Council) in Alameda and Contra Costa Counties and Executive Director of The Anger-Free Counseling Center, Roberta Seifert, PhD, licensed psychologist, and your calls for a discussion of parenting reflections and resolutions.
|Childhood Matters: Preparing for Cold & Flu Season - October 10, 2004 - Childhood Matters|
Chilly, rainy weather is right around the corner, and so are colds, flu, asthma and other winter illnesses. Rona and her guests Dr. Stephen Harris, a pediatrician with the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Dr. Ifeoma Ikenze, homeopathic pediatrician and director of the Elizabeth Medical Clinic in San Anselmo, help parents sort out the right treatment decisions for their kids.
|Childhood Matters: Taming Tantrums - June 3, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
It's common for young children to respond to frustration, fatigue, or denied demands by having tantrums. Whether it's in a store or at home, parents are put on the spot, often not knowing what to do. Guests: Janice Townsend, Child Development Educator at Los Medanos Community College, and Todd Erickson, Assistant Teacher at Bing Nursery School at Stanford University and parent educator with Hand in Hand.
|Childhood Matters: Teaching Your Child How to Use the Toilet - January 20, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Your child's readiness for toilet training is dependent on their unique development. How do you know when the time is right and what's the best approach to getting your child out of diapers? Guests: Meg Zweiback, NP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and author of Keys to Toilet Training, and Marci Gomez, parent educator with Salinas Adult School.
|Childhood Matters: Understanding Your Child's Behavior — July 25, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
What fuels your toddler's tantrums or causes your four-year-old to want not to go to school? Understanding behavior is a key ingredient to effective and respectful discipline. Nurse Rona and guests will discuss some of the underlying meanings of behaviors and ways to respond. Join us with your questions and challenges: • Julie Kurtz, chief deputy director at FIRST 5 Santa Clara County. • Dr. Intisar Shareef, department co-chair and professor in the Early Childhood Education Department at Con...
|Childhood Matters: Preventing and Helping Children Heal from Sexual Abuse - January 13, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
No child should ever have to experience sexual abuse, nor keep their experience a secret. How can we protect our children and offer them safe environments in which to heal and grow? Guests: Shannon Riggs, a survivor of childhood sexual abuse and author of the award-winning children's book Not in Room 204, and Rhonda James, Executive Director of Community Violence Solutions.
|Childhood Matters: Postpartum Depression- January 31, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
Postpartum depression can have a huge impact on a new mother's life, and on everyone else in the family. Fathers or partners also struggle with its effects, but at the same time they can have a positive influence as a supportive partner. Join guest host Dr. Will Courtenay, of postpartummen.com, and guest, David Klinker, of postpartumdads.org, as they discuss the signs of depression fathers can look for, and what they can do to help.
|Childhood Matters: Early Identification of Social and Emotional Problems--February 21, 2010 - Childhood Matters|
Starting at birth, your children will reach many milestones in how they play, learn, and speak. Developmental checkups are a great way to make sure that every young child is healthy and ready to learn and grow. Tune in when Nurse Rona, and her guest, Dr. Pamela Simms-Mackey, discuss developmental screening at regular doctor visits as a tool for early intervention.
|Childhood Matters: Your Child's Healthy Teeth - February 3, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
Children's healthy development, including their healthy smiles and good dental care, affects their overall well-being. Guest: Richard Sobel, DDS, pediatric dentist and President of the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry Foundation, and Debi Diaz, RDA, Executive Director of Community Oral Health Services in Monterey County.
|Childhood Matters POS: Witnessing Abuse and Neglect - April 4, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
Assistant Producer Anthony Georgetti speaks with a teacher about what it's like and what to do when a teacher knows students are being abused or neglected. This segment originally aired on the April 4, 2009 episode of Childhood Matters, "Preventing Neglect and Child Abuse."
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|Childhood Matters: Cultural Sensitivity in Child Care - January 29, 2006 - Childhood Matters|
How are childcare providers educated and what are the cultural challenges they face with the families they serve? Guests: Dolores Terrazas, Senior Program Manager with WestEd's E3 Institute: Advancing Excellence in Early Education, and Fred Ferrer, Chair of the First 5 Santa Clara County Commission.
|Childhood Matters: Your Family's Legal Rights - January 27, 2008 - Childhood Matters|
As a parent, you work hard to provide for your child's safe and healthy development. Whether you're facing the possible foreclosure of your house, or the mold in your rented home is aggravating your child's asthma, it's important to understand your family's legal rights. Guests: Paul Cohen, Esq., Executive Director of Legal Aid of Marin, and Maria Rivera, Esq., Immigration Lawyer.
|Childhood Matters: Good Oral Health- February 21, 2009 - Childhood Matters|
It's more than just brushing! Attention to children's oral health begins well before a child's first tooth arrives. Children's healthy development, including their healthy smiles and good dental care, affects their overall wellbeing. Join Nurse Rona and guest, Dr. Scott Jacks, DDS, founder of Children's Dental Group, and Daryl Nguyen, Program Director for The Health Trust's Wellness Access and Education as they discuss what you need to know about your children's oral health.
|Childhood Matters: Understanding Bipolar Disorder - March 30, 2003 - Childhood Matters|
Mental illnesses and disorders affect thousands of families. Everyone in such families faces difficult issues. Guests: Steve Hinshaw, PhD, Professor of Psychology at University of California, Berkeley, has recently authored The Years of Silence Are Past: My Father's Life with Bipolar Disorder. David Donovan, PhD, a practicing psychologist in the San Francisco bay area. Resources.
|Childhood Matters: Celebrating Mother's Day: Teen Moms - May 8, 2005 - Childhood Matters|
Being a mother is a tough job with little training or preparation--especially if you're a teen mom. Guests: Elena Munoz, 16-year-old mom to baby Joseph, and Ahna Ballonoff Suleiman, Manager of the TeenAge Program sponsored by Contra Costa Health Services.
|Childhood Matters: Rona's Bookclub - The Power of Play - July 15, 2007 - Childhood Matters|
Play is how children learn, contributing to their healthy development and helping to establish the foundation for continued growth throughout life. Guests: David Elkind, author of the book The Power of Play: How Spontaneous, Imaginative Activities Lead to Happier, Healthier Children and Dorothy Stewart, Founder and President of Old Firehouse School.